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Fashionable Flora: The Importance of Hedges

House with hedges and palm trees

When you decide to change the look of your garden, you may be unsure of where to start. While small changes can do a lot of good, you may also be considering a larger upheaval. Within this can be the installation of hedging within your property. There may be a number of reasons why you choose to do so, which can really have a great effect on how you view and use your garden. 

Encourage wildlife

Those who live in the city may be sick of seeing buildings all day or dealing with lots of people per square mile. But you may not need to go out into the countryside to see more wildlife. Planting hedges in your garden could help to welcome a number of birds and animals into your living space. To speed things up, you may want to consider the instant hedging plants found here, which can be delivered straight to your home. This way, you can plant established hedging plants into your garden and start encouraging wildlife immediately, rather than needing to wait for your plants to grow. Once they are in place, you may want to give a little bit of time for creatures to notice their existence. Placing birdfeed, in appropriate holders, and water nearby can also be a great way to attract birds into your hedging, without making it an open feast for vermin.

 House with wild hedges

Give yourself some privacy

It can be incredibly frustrating and awkward to spend time in your garden and notice passersby looking at what you are doing, especially if you’re sunbathing or outside with your children. Hedging can be a natural way of giving yourself the privacy you desire. You may want to pick an evergreen variety, so that they can keep people from being nosy all year round. It may also take some time for them to fill out and cover any gaps yet, after a bit of time, you may find that no one can see in or out of your garden, allowing you to relax a bit.

Benefits for those with allergies

Some people may be hesitant to spend time out in the garden if they suffer with hay fever and other allergies. Rather than allowing them to dictate where you can go, and ruin your time outside, you might want to think about how you can reduce the number of allergens in the garden. Certain types of hedging may be helpful with this as they can catch the pollen and stop it from getting to you. While this may not remove all of the issues, it could allow you to feel less symptomatic when spending time out in your garden. Changing some of the other plants present, and using antihistamines, can also be of use.

Hedging doesn’t just exist to separate your property from public spaces or neighboring homes. They can also be helpful for those who want to gain more out of their gardens, whether that be from an environmental or personal standpoint.